Question: Why is Al Ain special?

The city of Al Ain is an ancient city, central to the cultural heritage of the UAE and the birthplace of the President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Known as the “Garden City of the Gulf”, it is built around nurturing oases irrigated by ancient falaj water systems.

What is Al Ain best known for?

Al Ain Tourism: Best of Al Ain Al Ain is the Garden city of this Arab nation, an oasis town located next to the Omani town of Buraimi. Al Ain is famous for its lively, bustling Camel Souk, attracting breeders and buyers from all over the UAE, including merchants and shepherds from the Al Rashaidah tribes.

Why is Al Ain Oasis important?

Al Ain Oasis has plenty of working examples of the falaj that have been used for centuries. The UNs Food and Agriculture Organization recognises all of Al Ains oases for their importance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity and cultural heritage.

Is Al Ain nice?

Al Ain is a relatively safe and secure city for both expatriates and locals, but some caution should be exercised when it comes to following local customs. The United Arab Emirates are very conservative, but while Dubai and Abu Dhabi have become westernized in recent years, Al Ain is still very traditional.

What are the features of Al Ain Oasis?

With a 3,000-year-old falaj irrigation system, Al Ain Oasis features a series of mesmerising water channels. The oasis is spread over an incredible 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) and containing more than 147000 date palms.

Is Al Ain part of Dubai?

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What should we do in Al Ain at night?

14 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Al AinView Mountain Panoramas on the Summit of Jebel Hafeet. Take the Kids to Al Ain Zoo. Explore Al Ains History at Al-Jahili Fort. Cycle amid the Date Palms in Al Ain Oasis. Cool Off at Wadi Adventure Park. Learn about Local History at Al Ain National Museum. Al Ain Palace Museum.More items •23 Jun 2021

How many oases are in Al Ain?

seven oases Oases and Aflaj Falaj irrigation is an ancient system dating back thousands of years, and is used widely in Oman, the UAE, China, Iran and other countries. There are seven oases here. The largest is Al Ain Oasis, near Old Sarooj, and the smallest is Al-Jahili Oasis.

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